Bhupat Seemar: Winning the Dubai World Cup was the two most incredible minutes of my life

  • Date: 31-Mar-2024
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector:Transport
  • Country:UAE
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Bhupat Seemar: Winning the Dubai World Cup was the two most incredible minutes of my life

Trainer Bhupat Seemar and jockey Tadhag O'Shea celebrate the Dubai World Cup Victory. — Photo by Shihab

Published: Sun 31 Mar 2024, 6:45 PM

Each year, the best horses, jockeys and trainers travel to the UAE to compete in the Dubai World Cup, one of the most iconic races in modern-day horse racing. But only one of them goes home a winner.

On Saturday evening, trainer Bhupat Seemar and his trusted stable jockey Tadhg O’Shea, combined to script a fairytale eight-length victory with Laurel River at Meydan racecourse’s most memorable day.

Horse racing can be hair-raising, and how Laurel River annihilated his 11 world-class rivals must have given most of the 60,000 racing fans at the venue goosebumps.

One of them was Bhupat himself as he stood with his wife and assistant trainer, Caroline, to watch his superstar deliver one of the most dominant victories ever seen in the race - an electrifying performance which eclipsed the great Dubai Millennium, a six-length winner in 2000.

“When you have a horse running in the World Cup you think it’s a big deal and then to actually win it and in the manner that he did, was just incredible,” Bhupat told Khaleej Times on Sunday morning.

“I just couldn’t